When shifting to Park (or Neutral) the driveline torque is rapidly released (as the clutch passages are vented by the manual valve). This is an uncontrolled shift - there are no solenoids involved. There are no orifices to slow down the decay of pressure, because of potential safety issues; when you shift to Park or Neutral, we want the clutches vented as rapidly as possible. Unfortunately there is some windup in the driveline and suspension, so when the clutches are rapidly vented, the torque is released and the driveline "snaps back" to its untorqued position.
This is a starcase for a DR 1500 pickup with a 5.7l but most importantly for an 545RFE trans. Chrysler has done things to limit this but is still a biproduct of the design of the transmission and is normal operation.
And I am neither drunk nor high
Originally Posted by .moneen.
Ya i've heard that same story for years.
Them - "they all shift like that"
Me - "They all shift like a piece of shit?"
Them - "Yes"
Me - "I'll be buying a Subaru next"
SSSSOOOoooo your telling me you think subaru is going to be the answer to your prayers... 100k headgaskets on every car made since the 80's... NO car manufacturer is perfect, PERIOD. A honda dealer across the street from us had some people with a new odyssey with "my honda lemon" plastered all over its windows and people standing around it with signs this last week infront of the new multi million dollar honda service center.
A clunk in a transmission may not be as refined as a BMW but EVERY car bought from bmw is contributing another 30k to the engineering of that vehicle over its equivalent chrysler vehicle... You cannot be that upset you saved 30k and because of that saved money you have to deal with a normal clunk... Unless a clunk is worth 30k to you?